CHLIT 4435

CHLIT 4435

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This seminar is designed to introduce students to the idiom of Buddhist Chinese.  We will start by reading selections from the early translations to gain a grounding in the vocabulary and syntax that came to characterize literary Buddhism in China.  From there we will survey  some of the so-called apocryphal texts (Buddhist "sutras" produced in China) and look at samples from important writers and schools, depending on student interests.  This course is open to students in any area of East Asia with an interest in developing skills in Buddhist texts. 

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one semester of literary Chinese.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16157 CHLIT 4435   LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: at least one semester of classical Chinese.